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Thursday
Apr122012

Blissing out on homestyle dehydrated bananas

With another bumper crop of over 150 homegrown bananas on our hands, it was time to experiment with our new Excalibur dehydrator!

We sliced some of the bananas about ½cm thick, as the booklet that came with the dehydrator recommended...

And 11 hours later they had been transformed into yummy super sweet treats!

We love to be able to really sink our teeth into scrumptious dried bananas, so we also cut quite a lot into quarters...

And they 24 hours later they were ready for enjoying! The only problem is they taste sooo good, it’s going to be hard to make them last more than 24 hours on the shelf!

Reader Comments (7)

Oh yes, chewy dried bananas, that is a happy place! Almost as good as the choc-coated frozen bananas at Coffs Harbour in the 80s, lol. Can I be rude and ask what a dehydrator costs? Love dried mushrooms but they are pricey, and it might pay for itself that way.
April 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLiesel
Hi Liesel, they are pretty expensive....ours is worth $500 which we were lucky enough to win in a competition :)
April 13, 2012 | Registered CommenterHappyEarth
Have to be so much nicer than the ones you buy that are covered in oil first!
April 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSue
Liesel, you could build a DIY solar dehydrator. Here are a couple of the better designs I've got bookmarked for when I get the time to take on a new project:

http://ecohearth.com/eco-zine/food-and-garden/650-building-a-solar-powered-food-dehydrator-.html
http://www.rootsimple.com/2008/10/build-solar-dehydrator.html
April 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDarren (Green Change)
They wouldn't last long at our place.
You already asked my first question about cost, so my others were about how much power the dehydrator uses and how much noise it creates when on?

Thanks, Zara
April 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterZara
may I ask the model number, etc as I am interested in purchasing a dehydrator but am totally new to it all.
Thanks from San Francisco CA
April 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSweetDickD
We're hoping for bananas next year and yep, 150 would be pretty nice. I've dried them before in my Ezidri and they've worked really well apart from not lasting anywhere near long enough. Best to hide the jars! I'll be checking our Darren's link to the solar dehydrator. That sounds excellent.
April 23, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterserendipity2000

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